Calendar

Jun
19
Sat
Lamb Open House @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our annual Lamb Open House! 

This FREE* event features music by Tracy Wolters and Chris Sargent, self-guided pasture plant quizzes, artistic projects (help us paint a new barn quilt for our welcome shed, or paint rocks to leave around the farm or keep for yourself), and most importantly–lambs!

We have shifted to a May/June lambing season, and the moms and lambs will be parked near the farmstead for easy access. There will be bouncing around, napping in the sun, you might even see a live birth. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, walk the pastures, check in on our *new yurt* for farmstays, sit by the pond, take selfies on the hill above Randolph village, and more.

We will have pork for sale, as well as information about our upcoming events and farmstay calendar. We will also have a handicapped-accessible porta potty and light refreshments available.

Please RSVP here–this will help us with planning for numbers–thank you!

*We will gratefully accept donations if you feel inclined, especially to cover costs of the porta potty and pay the musicians. Thank you!

Jul
3
Sat
July Saturday Farm Tour @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Farm Tour is a 90-minute tour to meet our animals, learn about perennial agriculture in action, and spend some time making family memories.

We will start at the farmstead to give an overview of our history and approach, followed by meeting the animals close to home. After that, we’ll set out to find the sheep in pasture and highlight our methods to manage the land to protect the water, sequester carbon and increase biodiversity. We might talk blueberries and old apple trees, or identify pasture plants, or name the young lambs…maybe we do all of it!

After more than 20 years working professionally in agriculture, Jenn is still revved up by making connections between people around food and farming, learning new things every day, diving deeply into ecology and observational science like a total geek, and just getting to know the people who visit.

Our tour will finish up with a seasonal snack from the farm. Great for all ages, and we can adjust activities for the audience (especially with a little notice). This is a walking tour over uneven ground, but transportation can be arranged if needed.

$15/person over 13, kids under 12 free.

Jul
10
Sat
Five Course On-Farm Barbecue Dinner @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Would you like to spend a summer evening enjoying a unique culinary experience with a fine view?

Let us take your dining world to new heights!

Join us for an over-the-top grilled and smoked dinner hosted at beautiful Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT where we’ll treat you to some of our finest barbecue specialties.

We’ll be serving a “meat-forward,” five-course tasting menu celebrating some of our competition barbecue team’s most successful competition dishes, including our award-winning flank steak-wrapped scallops, Kansas City style ribs, brisket burnt ends, and even smoked cheesecake–all paired with just the right side dishes to make them even more exciting.

Bring your appetites, and your own alcoholic beverages! We’ll include coffee, tea and non-alcoholic options.

The meal will be served with the backdrop of our gorgeous hill farm overlooking Randolph Village.

Mouth watering yet? 

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For more than 13 years, Chris Sargent and Jenn Colby, and our talented team of friends and family, competed in Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbecue competitions throughout New England as Howling Hog Barbecue. During our career, we won more than 45 awards at barbecue and grilling events, becoming one of Vermont’s most decorated competition cooking teams.

Please note that due to the nature of the menu, substitutions are not possible. Foods may contain wheat, sugar and trace amounts of MSG.

Jul
31
Sat
Grilling Class for Beginning and Experienced Cooks @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ready to try your hand at grilling or step up your game? From mouth-watering appetizers to classic barbecue staples, let’s cook meat!
  • Do you want to try grilling, but find the choices of fuel, cookers, and timing overwhelming?
  • Are you an experienced griller ready to step up your game?
  • Are you a food lover looking for a fun Saturday spent hanging out and eating tasty treats right off the fire?

Chris Sargent, pitboss of Howling Hog BBQ, will spend the day teaching the tips and techniques he and his team used to become one of Vermont’s most decorated competition cooking teams during their career.

This four-hour class will include an overview of grilling basics, including: types of grills, fire management and food safety; as well as the essential tools every serious griller should have. Chris will dive into recipes designed to help you wow your friends and family with flank steak-wrapped scallops, award-winning chicken wings, and more.

With the gorgeous backdrop of Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT, come enjoy a day of grilling, learning and sampling some epic food.

One lucky attendee will win a “schwag bag” of our favorite assorted rubs and seasonings. Limit 15 participants, sign up today!

About the instructor: Over 13 years (2004-2017), Chris Sargent and his team of exceptional grillers and barbecuers won more than 42 individual awards, competing against some of New England’s (and the nation’s!) most talented teams.

Aug
14
Sat
August Saturday Farm Tour @ Howling Wolf Farm
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Farm Tour is a 90-minute tour to meet our animals, learn about perennial agriculture in action, and spend some time making family memories.

We will start at the farmstead to give an overview of our history and approach, followed by meeting the animals close to home. After that, we’ll set out to find the sheep in pasture and highlight our methods to manage the land to protect the water, sequester carbon and increase biodiversity. We might talk blueberries and old apple trees, or identify pasture plants, or name the young lambs…maybe we do all of it!

After more than 20 years working professionally in agriculture, Jenn is still revved up by making connections between people around food and farming, learning new things every day, diving deeply into ecology and observational science like a total geek, and just getting to know the people who visit.

Our tour will finish up with a seasonal snack from the farm. Great for all ages, and we can adjust activities for the audience (especially with a little notice). This is a walking tour over uneven ground, but transportation can be arranged if needed.

$15/person over 13, kids under 12 free. 

Aug
21
Sat
BBQ Picnic Dinner and Music with the Village Idiots @ Howling Wolf Farm
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hey there friends and neighbors!

Local favorites The Village Idiots will be performing pond side at Howling Wolf Farm with their delightfully eclectic take on 80s and 90s tunes from Chris Isaac to Cyndi Lauper to Prince, and more.

Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and a jacket just in case. Please leave dogs at home (thanks!).

Want to grab dinner at the event? We will have pulled pork BBQ and fixings available from 5-7 pm, or until sold out . If you want to ensure we save food for you, we suggest purchasing tickets ahead.

Want to learn more about The Village Idiots? Check out their Facebook page for videos and general silliness.

**This is an accessible event**

Carpooling encouraged!

Can you tell they have fun together? These fools have been playing together since the 90s…
Sep
11
Sat
Tailgate Grilling Class for Beginning and Experienced Cooks @ Howling Wolf Farm
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ready to try your hand at grilling or step up your game? Fall tailgating is a perfect time to gather around the kettle and celebrate meat.
  • Do you want to try grilling, but find the choices of fuel, cookers, and timing overwhelming?
  • Are you an experienced griller ready to step up your game?
  • Are you a food lover looking for a fun Saturday spent hanging out and eating tasty treats right off the fire?

Chris Sargent, pitboss of Howling Hog BBQ, will spend the day teaching the tips and techniques he and his team used to become one of Vermont’s most decorated competition cooking teams during their career.

This four-hour class will include an overview of grilling basics, including: types of grills, fire management and food safety; as well as the essential tools every serious griller should have.  Chris and his teammates will dive into recipes designed to up your tailgating game, including smoked stuffed jalapenos (aka ABTs), the Bacon Explosion, and more.

With the gorgeous backdrop of Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT, come enjoy a day of grilling, learning and sampling some epic food.

One lucky attendee will win a “schwag bag” of our favorite assorted rubs and seasonings. Limit 15 participants, sign up today!

About the instructor: Over 13 years (2004-2017), Chris Sargent and his team of exceptional grillers and barbecuers won more than 42 individual awards, competing against some of New England’s (and the nation’s!) most talented teams.

Sep
18
Sat
September Saturday Farm Tour @ Howling Wolf Farm
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Farm Tour is a 90-minute tour to meet our animals, learn about perennial agriculture in action, and spend some time making family memories.

We will start at the farmstead to give an overview of our history and approach, followed by meeting the animals close to home. After that, we’ll set out to find the sheep in pasture and highlight our methods to manage the land to protect the water, sequester carbon and increase biodiversity. We might talk blueberries and old apple trees, or identify pasture plants, or name the young lambs…maybe we do all of it!

After more than 20 years working professionally in agriculture, Jenn is still revved up by making connections between people around food and farming, learning new things every day, diving deeply into ecology and observational science like a total geek, and just getting to know the people who visit.

Our tour will finish up with a seasonal snack from the farm. Great for all ages, and we can adjust activities for the audience (especially with a little notice). This is a walking tour over uneven ground, but transportation can be arranged if needed.

$15/person over 13, kids under 12 free. 

Oct
2
Sat
October Saturday Farm Tour @ Howling Wolf Farm
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Farm Tour is a 90-minute tour to meet our animals, learn about perennial agriculture in action, and spend some time making family memories.

We will start at the farmstead to give an overview of our history and approach, followed by meeting the animals close to home. After that, we’ll set out to find the sheep in pasture and highlight our methods to manage the land to protect the water, sequester carbon and increase biodiversity. We might talk blueberries and old apple trees, or identify pasture plants, or name the young lambs…maybe we do all of it!

After more than 20 years working professionally in agriculture, Jenn is still revved up by making connections between people around food and farming, learning new things every day, diving deeply into ecology and observational science like a total geek, and just getting to know the people who visit.

Our tour will finish up with a seasonal snack from the farm. Great for all ages, and we can adjust activities for the audience (especially with a little notice). This is a walking tour over uneven ground, but transportation can be arranged if needed.

$15/person over 13, kids under 12 free. 

Oct
9
Sat
Family Harvest Feast @ Howling Wolf Farm
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a farm bounty feast, served family style under our big tent. Full dinner with soups, stews, entrees, and dessert featuring our pork and lamb with local seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Help us celebrate food, family, farm, and the growing season of 2021!

Lamb Kale Soup
Some tasty lamb kale soup we made–two thumbs up!